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Michael Meads’ “Coosa River Kiss” Celebrating Valentine's Day

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are highlighting a work of art from the permanent collection, Coosa River Kiss by Michael Meads! This watercolor of a tender moment between two lovers is set in Meads’ birthplace in Northeastern Alabama. Michael Meads was born in Anniston, Alabama in 1966. He received a B.F.A. from Auburn University in 1987 and…

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Cake, Cocktails & Carnival Fun for a Cause Highlights from the Ogden Museum's King Cake Walk Education Fundraiser

On Tuesday, Feb. 4 the Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosted their annual King Cake Walk & Cocktails event. This year, ticket sales from the event helped raise funds for the Museum’s educational programming, allowing individuals to help expose the New Orleans community to the art and culture of the American South. Each ticket purchased…

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Chandra McCormick’s “The Prayer” January Collection Highlight

Photographer Chandra McCormick was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1957 and has been documenting the state and its people for more than 25 years with her husband, Keith Calhoun. Together, they have visually recorded a wide array of events throughout the state, including New Orleans’ vibrant music culture as well as other elements of…

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Looking at Kendall Shaw’s “Sunship, for John Coltrane” Celebrating Veterans Day

  In honor of Veterans Day, we are highlighting the work of World War II veteran, Kendall Shaw! Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1924. He served in the U. S. Navy as a radioman on an SPB Dauntless dive-bomber searching for German submarines off the mid-Atlantic coast during the second world war. The…

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Calling All Louisiana Artists! Submit Your Work to Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation

Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by the Helis Foundation has been an opportunity for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to highlight Louisiana’s contemporary art culture for the last eight years. In 2018, the exhibition featured work by 24 artists from across the state with 34 works of art on view. This year’s Juror will be David Breslin,…

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Ogden Museum! Bringing Together Art + Community

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration was packed with art activities for all ages, music, entertainment, scavenger hunts and opportunities to learn about community involvement. The event was a great success, welcoming over 1,600 visitors to enjoy the free admission day at the Museum! Throughout the day, visitors of…

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